Alloyed Teams

Recently heard the writer Pete Hamill make the statement to the effect that what makes the USA great is the amalgam of people who have emigrated here. He compared the population of the country to an alloy. Alloys are stronger than pure metals because their impurities prevent layers of atoms from being smooth enough to slide over one another, therefore making it stronger.

I suggest that a highly performing team is not unlike an alloy with each member bringing to the team his or her special talents. For example, a blogging team could extend its reach by having each member conscript subscribers. Or the team could purchase a domain name and create a web site offering products or services. The point is that time and energy are maximized with an alloyed team.

Other benefits of highly performing teams?


About Bob McCarthy

Originally from the Northeast, I now call Southwest Florida home. I have been a professional copywriter and editor since 1979, both freelance and in house. I have had article published in regional, national and international magazines. Plus, a video for which I wrote the script won an industry award as Best Training Video.
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